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Pakistan Reveals 15-Man Squad for T20 World Cup

Pakistan Reveals 15-Man Squad for T20 World Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced its final 15-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will be held in the USA and the Caribbean next month. Captain Babar Azam will lead the Men in Green, with three players in the reserves.

A notable inclusion is Abbas Afridi, who makes his debut in a World Cup squad. The young fast bowler has impressed selectors with his recent performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and on the international stage. He joins a formidable pace attack featuring Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, and Haris Rauf.

Babar Azam, widely regarded as one of the best batters in the world, will anchor the batting lineup. The team also includes power hitters and versatile all-rounders such as Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Azam Khan, ensuring a balanced lineup. Fakhar Zaman and Saim Ayub are expected to provide explosive starts, while Mohammad Rizwan can anchor the innings till the death overs.

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The Green Shirts have reached England to play four T20 Internationals from May 22 to 30, which will be their last outing before the mega event in June. The cut-off date for the announcement of the squad is May 25, as set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the T20 World Cup.

Here is Pakistan’s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup:

  1. Babar Azam (c)
  2. Mohammad Rizwan
  3. Fakhar Zaman
  4. Usman Khan
  5. Shadab Khan
  6. Azam Khan
  7. Iftikhar Ahmed
  8. Imad Wasim
  9. Mohammad Amir
  10. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  11. Abbas Afridi
  12. Abrar Ahmed
  13. Naseem Shah
  14. Haris Rauf
  15. Saim Ayub

The squad showcases a blend of experienced players and promising newcomers, poised to make a strong impact in the T20 World Cup.